UCSC Extension - Silicon Valley

UCSC Extension - Silicon Valley

Santa Clara, California

UCSC Extension is a division of the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC). Approximately 10,000 students study here annually, building practical skills in Business, Technology, Biosciences and Education.

Programs Available

  • Certificate Programs

Number of Students

Approximately 17,187 students

UCSC Extension’s professional certificate programs are open to international students and are located in the heart of Silicon Valley, which is renowned as the world center of cutting edge IT innovation and the economic powerhouse of global business.

Entry Requirements

  • TOEFL waiver granted for Certificate Programs
  • Conditional admissions offered for Certificate Programs

Ranking Accreditation

Instructors at the UCSC Extension have experience in some of the world’s leading companies, and they share real-world, practical knowledge. Classes are held in a conveniently located facility just off Highway 101 in Santa Clara. The modern classrooms are equipped with the latest presentation technologies. Up-to-date computer labs will allow you to practice with the software tools used in today’s workplace. Studying at the UCSC Extension is also a social experience, putting you in contact with up-and-coming professionals from a range of fields. International students account for about 5% of the student population.

With the UCSC main campus located on the Pacific coast, UCSC is one of 10 campuses in the prestigious University of California system, one of the world’s most highly-regarded public institutions of higher education. All Extension curriculum is reviewed and approved by the UCSC academic departments, and your certificate will carry the University of California seal.